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Female high school athletes reach tentative settlement with Oregon school district

Lake Oswego School District near Portland, Oregon, has tentatively agreed to upgrade its high school girls’ softball area in line with the boys’ baseball area, add more opportunities for girls to play sports on par with boys’ offerings, and equalize athletic treatment and benefits experienced by female athletes so that Lake Oswego High School’s sports … Continue reading “Female high school athletes reach tentative settlement with Oregon school district”

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Ninth Circuit affirms federal protection against retaliation for workers who exercise their rights

SAN FRANCISCO (Thurs., June 22) — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling today in favor of Jose Arias, a dairy worker who had sued his former employer’s attorney alleging retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Arias initially sued the employer, Angelo Dairy in Acampo, Calif., San Joaquin … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit affirms federal protection against retaliation for workers who exercise their rights”

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Workers sue over workplace discrimination, English-only policy

Workers allege national call center fostered a hostile work environment and retaliated against them for speaking Spanish

NEW JERSEY (Mon., June 12) — Two former employees have filed a lawsuit against two nationwide debt collection companies, accusing these companies of discriminating against Spanish-speaking employees by forcing them to comply with an English-only policy and fostering a hostile work environment in which Latinas were routinely mocked and subjected to racist comments. The workers, … Continue reading “Workers sue over workplace discrimination, English-only policy”

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The Paid Family Leave Law Has a New Update
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Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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At 90, lesbian Air Force veteran finally gets her honorable discharge

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Legal Aid at Work Blog

Time’s Up!

Farm workers, waitresses, janitors, retail workers, and hotel housekeepers are just some of the sexual harassment victims Legal Aid at Work attorneys represent.  These women, who ranged in age from teenagers to women in their 70’s, experienced conduct at work that no one should endure:  repeated rapes, unwelcome touching, pornographic materials, and sexualized comments.  Their … Continue reading “Time’s Up!”

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Worker claims wage, trafficking violations in janitorial ‘franchise’ scheme

Luis Castillo, who worked as a janitor for CleanNet under a purported “franchise agreement,” filed a lawsuit in San Francisco today on behalf of everyone in his position across California. The complaint alleges that workers like him are not truly “franchise” owners at all but, rather, employees of CleanNet — and entitled to basic protections under … Continue reading “Worker claims wage, trafficking violations in janitorial ‘franchise’ scheme”

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Northern California high school moves toward equality with Title IX settlement

[This blog entry, originally posted on Nov. 1, was updated on Nov. 15, 2017, to include a link (at the end) to the signed settlement agreement.]   Girls at Red Bluff High School near Redding filed a class action lawsuit last spring alleging they do not receive the same athletic facilities, benefits and opportunities as their … Continue reading “Northern California high school moves toward equality with Title IX settlement”

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